Gas Prices UP 6.5-Cents Per Gallon in Tennessee and Beyond

May 02, 2022 at 06:54 am by WGNS

Average gasoline prices in Tennessee have risen 6.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.89/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 3,821 stations in Tennessee. Prices in Tennessee are 7.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.22/g higher than a year ago.

Gas Price Examples in Rutherford County, TN (05/02/22):

• Sam's Club (125 John R. Rice Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN)  $3.55/gal
• COSTCO (1524 Beasie Rd, Murfreesboro, TN) $3.55/gal
• Walmart (5515 Murfreesboro Rd, LaVergne, TN) $3.58/gal
• Dodge's Store (510 NW Broad St, Murfreesboro, TN) $3.67/gal
• MOBIL (5540 Murfreesboro Rd, LaVergne, TN) $3.58/gal
• Circle K (796 Nissan Dr, Smyrna, TN) $3.62/gal
• CITGO (251 N Lowry St, LaVergne, TN) $3.69/gal
• Murphy USA (2435 Billy Blvd, Murfreesboro,TN) $3.74/gal
• MAPCO (558 Waldron Rd, LaVergne, TN) $3.72/gal

More on Gas Prices this week

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Tennessee was priced at $3.18/g yesterday (05/01/22) while the most expensive was $4.63/g, a difference of $1.45/g. The lowest price in the state yesterday (05/01/22) was $3.18/g while the highest was $4.63/g, a difference of $1.45/g.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 6.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.17/g today. The national average is down 1 cent per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.29/g higher than a year ago, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million weekly price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country.

Scroll down to see a gas price comparison in Tennessee over the past 10-years...

Gas Prices - Continued...

Historical gas prices in TN and the U.S. average going back 10-years:

• May 2, 2021: $2.67/g (U.S. Average: $2.89/g)
• May 2, 2020: $1.50/g (U.S. Average: $1.76/g)
• May 2, 2019: $2.59/g (U.S. Average: $2.90/g)
• May 2, 2018: $2.60/g (U.S. Average: $2.82/g)
• May 2, 2017: $2.13/g (U.S. Average: $2.37/g)
• May 2, 2016: $2.05/g (U.S. Average: $2.22/g)
• May 2, 2015: $2.39/g (U.S. Average: $2.61/g)
• May 2, 2014: $3.50/g (U.S. Average: $3.68/g)
• May 2, 2013: $3.25/g (U.S. Average: $3.53/g)
• May 2, 2012: $3.62/g (U.S. Average: $3.80/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:

• Chattanooga- $3.80/g, down 1.7 cents per gallon from last week's $3.81/g.
• Nashville- $3.89/g, up 8.2 cents per gallon from last week's $3.81/g.
• Huntsville- $3.82/g, up 0.9 cents per gallon from last week's $3.81/g.

“Gasoline prices have continued their rally in the last week with oil prices sustaining higher levels, but the real story has been diesel fuel, which has skyrocketed to its highest level ever seen. Diesel is now $1 per gallon or more in many areas compared to gasoline," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "The meteoric rise in diesel prices is likely to continue for the first half of the week at least, while gasoline prices could continue to see a slow but steady rise. For now, the rising cost of diesel will surely be felt in the grocery store, hardware store or on your next flight as jet fuel prices accelerate, leading to a continued rise in inflation likely to ripple across the economy."

Source: GasBuddy is the authoritative voice for gas prices and the only source for station-level data spanning nearly two decades. Unlike AAA's once daily survey and the Lundberg Survey, updated once every two weeks based on a small fraction of U.S. gasoline stations, GasBuddy's survey updates 288 times every day from the most diverse list of sources covering nearly 150,000 stations nationwide, the most comprehensive and up-to-date in the country. GasBuddy data is accessible at


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